Betty Blythe

Betty Blythe

American silent film actress.
Date of Birth: 01.09.1893
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Betty Blythe
  2. Early Life and Career
  3. Notable Works
  4. Later Years and Legacy

Biography of Betty Blythe

Betty Blythe was an American silent film actress. Born on September 1, 1893 in Los Angeles, USA, she is best known for her roles in the exotic melodrama "The Queen of Sheba" in 1921, a tragic love story of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba where Betty played the lead role, and the fantasy film "She" in 1925.

Early Life and Career

Betty Blythe received her education at the University of Southern California. She began her artistic career on stage and made her film debut in 1916 at the age of nineteen. In her youth, she lived in Paris, where her parents sent her to take vocal lessons. In 1918, the film company Fox Film signed a contract with Betty, hoping that she would replace actress Theda Bara, whose star was fading by then. In 1919, she married director Paul Scardon and they remained together until his death in 1954.

Notable Works

Aside from her famous roles in "The Queen of Sheba" in 1921 and "She" in 1925, Betty Blythe successfully transitioned to sound films in the 1930s. However, due to her fading beauty, she was mainly offered supporting roles during this period.

Later Years and Legacy

Betty Blythe passed away on April 7, 1972 in Los Angeles at the age of seventy-nine. She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film industry.